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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Magnolia
  • Toy Story

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  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    ★★★★★

  • Batman

    ★★★★

  • Collateral

    ★★★★★

  • Boyhood

    ★★★★★

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  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    David Lynch: The Art Life

    ★★★★★

    Below, you’ll find some thoughts and musings on the work of the brilliant unique artist, David Lynch. I may edit this in an ongoing fashion as all his work speaks to me, but I figured I’d offer brain droppings on some of his work that’s really had impressions on me.
    I feel confident in describing Eraserhead as the best student film ever made. If I could travel back to any point in time it would be during the making of…

  • Batman

    Batman

    Whoever dressed these sets deserves a Batmobile filled with Oscars.

    One thing this film does that I love is how perfectly the villain parallels the hero.

    1. Batman is the silent and stoic black-dressed crime fighter. The Joker is the always-vocal and manic, colorfully-dressed anarchist.
    2. Everything Batman does is to protect the people of Gotham City. Everything Joker does is to harm or otherwise screw with the people of Gotham City.
    3. Gotham City views Batman almost as a…

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    Late in the Summer of 2014 I added to the noise made by Richard Linklator’s film Boyhood with the knee jerk reaction: “…A remarkable piece of cinema. Films like this are why I love movies. Will write a full length piece of criticism on it. Stand by…” Three years later, here is that piece of criticism…
    With distance, 2014 looks like an average year for cinema. Standouts: Damien Chazelle’s heart pounding Whiplash, Wes Anderson’s delicious slice of cake The Grand…